The Cost of Adopting a Dog

I’ve been waiting for years for destiny to bring me a dog.

The Cost of Feeling “At Home”

We just moved to a new place (I can’t call it home yet) and I am straining to feel comfortable here.

The Cost of Fixing Something When It Breaks

The look of despair as he stared at the bull immediately showed how important it was to him.

The Cost of My Newfound Knitting Habit and the Unforgiving Quest for Gauge

After knitting my first scarf, I decided I was ready to knit a sweater.

The Cost of Attending a 100th Birthday Party

Born at home in rural Manitoba, Grandma grew up on a farm, digging Seneca root to earn the money to buy her First Communion dress.

The Cost of Making My Own Peanut Butter Popcorn

This was such a good idea — thank you for suggesting it!

The Unexpected Costs of Having a Baby Two Weeks Overdue

Our tiny daughter was due to be born on December 4, 2017. She arrived on December 18th — exactly two weeks late, after 42 weeks of being pregnant.

The Cost of a Thrift-Store Couch

It was cheap. It was ugly. We thought we could improve it.

The Cost of Moving On: How I Justified My $100 Gym Membership

It was the nicest adult daycare I could possibly check myself into.

The Cost of Moving to Providence for Grad School

On August 4, 2017, I said “deuces” to my six-figure salary, clambered into the driver’s seat of a rented U-Haul, and drove my stuff to Providence, Rhode Island to start a PhD program.